Video: LA Times reporter reveals 'sweeping' new federal investigation of Karl Rove
"The Bush administration and its chief strategist may be about to face a whole new problem," reports CNN's American Morning.
CNN's John Roberts says that according to reporter Tom Hamburger in today's Los Angeles Times "the Office of Special Counsel is about to launch a sweeping investigation into Karl Rove's political operations."
Among other things, the investigation will "likely hit most -- if not all -- Cabinet agencies, asking them about contacts with the White House," Hamburger says. "They'll also be looking for these missing White House e-mails..."
In the Times article, Hamburger writes that the OSC "is preparing to jump into one of the most sensitive and potentially explosive issues in Washington, launching a broad investigation into key elements of the White House political operations that for more than six years have been headed by chief strategist Karl Rove."
"The new investigation, which will examine the firing of at least one U.S. attorney, missing White House e-mails, and White House efforts to keep presidential appointees attuned to Republican political priorities, could create a substantial new problem for the Bush White House," Hamburger continues in the article, available in full at this registration-required link.